I haven’t been so good at sticking to my posting schedule recently and planned this week to have already posted a weightloss update and my March favourites, but due to one thing and another that hasn’t happened, oh well!
Today I decided that it has been a really really long time since I did a review, so that is exactly what I’m posting today and if you hadn’t already guessed from the title, today I am reviewing the Maybelline Master Graphic Eyeliner! And don’t worry if you haven’t got time to read all this post, catch up with my pros and con’s for a bitesize overview at the bottom of this post 🙂
The reason I decided to do this post now is because recently I had to repurchase it as my first one ran out! I’ve owned this eyeliner for ages, literally since it was first released I think, and normally I am a bit fickle with the beauty products I purchase, but amazingly, when my first eyeliner ran out, instead of looking to buy another similar product there was no doubt in my mind that this was the eyeliner I was going to buy!
Before finding this product I used to use a liquid eyeliner with a smaller brush tip, where the liquid was often very watery and often transferred to your upper lash line, which wasn’t too much of a problem, however, I was certain there must have been a better way. I’ve never been a huge fan of kohl for a good cat eye (probably my signature look – I wear winged liner everyday!) so for me, finding the perfect eyeliner was of huge importance. Like I said, being a fairly fickle shopper, often swapping between products based on cost, I’m pretty fortunate that I have tried pretty much everything out there, and one day a year or so ago I stumbled across the launch of this product in Boots.
When I first went to use this I was scared! It was so different to other eyeliners that I had used. When you touch it, it doesn’t feel like a liquid liner at all so I was worried it would be rubbish for what I wanted it for and looking more like a whiteboard marker than standard eyeliner also scared me a bit! I gave it a go anyway and honestly I have been hooked ever since!
The fact that the tip is angled means you can achieve a different sized line so easily depending on how dramatic you want your makeup to be. The fact that the tip is also flat allows you to create a straight line up from the corner of your eye to easily achieve the perfect winged liner! Although at first sometimes it can seem to apply a bit like a dried up felt tip, with a few goes over it creates the perfect line and consistency without becoming cakey and crumbly like other liners I have used. Even better is that once it’s applied it’s almost instantly dry, so no more hanging around trying not to ruin the rest of your makeup, you can just get on and go, which is perfect in a hurry!
I find it lasts all day and night if I need it to, without any rub or transfer throughout the day and when I do want to remove it at night it comes off as easy as it goes on! I love it and honestly don’t think I am going to find another eyeliner which even comes close to this for such an amazing price. It’s only £5.99 in Boots and is almost always on offer. It must be good as you can’t even order it online at the moment! For me it’s already a winner purely because I always use this on other people when I am doing their makeup, recommend it when other people ask how I do my eyeliner and was a definite repurchase, which is definitely the highest accolade I can give a product 🙂
For me this is an absolute 5/5 however I can understand how others may not get along so easily with it as it is a bit confusing to get used to, but with practice I am sure it will be a firm favourite in almost any make up junkies kit!
- Lasts all day and all night
- Create different sized lines using the different edges of the tip
- Dark colour which is easy to build on
- So easy to create the perfect winged liner due to multi-angled tip
- Small enough to take with you anywhere
- Dries quickly and doesn’t transfer onto upper lid
- Is a good consistency – not too dry or too runny
- Lasts for ages even with everyday use
- Doesn’t dry out
- Sometimes the inner cap gets stuck on the product (I guess it’s to stop it drying out) but this can be easily opened just by putting the lid on again
- Could be confusing to a makeup newbie how to use
- First application can look like dried felt tip, but easily buildable
And here is a typical look of mine created using the Maybelline eyeliner…
I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoy using this product! Just a quick disclaimer that I bought this product through my own choice and have no affiliation with Maybelline, I just really REALLY love this eyeliner! Let me know if you have a favourite liner in the comments below or if you’ve used this one, let me know how you found it! As always please like, comment and share this post 🙂
Lots of love, Leanne xx